67-LGBTQ

 

Since forever, homosexual men have been battered about. That’s because, in spite of the fact that we are no longer subjected to the laws of natural selection, we still live by those laws, and we even apply them to ludicrous situations. For instance, in pre-sapiens days, homosexuals were just ignored as they continue to be in Bonobo groups today because they simply didn’t challenge the alpha male. However, when we became intelligent, the now pseudo-alpha males, or more exactly, the bullies, could tell homosexuals behaved differently, and though their behavior didn’t harm the group any more than it ever had, the pseudo-alphas started oppressing them. The pseudo-alphas were applying the laws of natural selection, not to guarantee the quality of the breeding stock, but just because they were non-hetero. Homophobia is unfounded and the product of our twisted collective imagination, and if we continue persecuting non-heterosexuals, it’s because we don’t even try to understand that they are not only a harmless part of the group but a productive one, and that we are no longer subjected to the laws of natural selection. Homosexuals have always been part of the group and there is no reason to want to exclude them from the group. We just seem to take pleasure in bullying them because our intelligence tells us they are different.

Homosexuality seems to have been a genetically sound occurrence in the pre-sapiens world of survival of the fittest or natural selection. During our pre-sapiens existence, if all males had been aggressive heterosexuals, there would have been too much violence generated in their quest to become alpha males. So much aggression among the males would have been counterproductive to the survival of the group, and in the same way, too few aggressive males would have meant a gene pool of lesser quality and would have negatively affected the survival of the group. So, for any group of animals in the wild, there has to be an acceptable balance of aggressive males, not too many, not too few. It would seem that Mother Nature has developed a way of maintaining the equilibrium to ensure the best genetic stock possible within the group without destroying it. Though we left the world of natural selection when we broke the time barrier some three million years ago, this equilibrium still holds today because we are unchanged genetically.

We know that every female has a given number of oocytes at birth. While she may have a million or so at the outset, the number declines rapidly to zero after age forty. Each oocyte is genetically preprogrammed as to the type and quantity of sex hormones it will produce. Let’s say the sex hormone scale, like the PH scale, goes from 1-14 where 1 indicates the most maleness and 14 the most femaleness. As we read the scale from left to right, we have less and less aggressive males right up to the middle section where we have a hodgepodge of LGBTQ, and then as we continue reading further right, we have more and more femaleness. A good estimate of all embryos developing from oocytes favoring the LGBTQ traits (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) would be around 10%. This appears to be the case worldwide. We would probably find the same percentage in wild animals, and the bonobos would be an obvious group to study.

One reason we keep ostracising the LGBTQ group is because, in the last 100 years or so, more and more individuals have come out of the closet. Therefore, not only is the general public more aware of their presence but they also feel uncomfortable in their presence, and naturally, bullies react ever more vigorously against them because of their sexual differences. Thankfully, during the 20th century, many people suffering from this genetic variant reacted and developed what could be called a BNS (Boy Named Sue) syndrome. As more and more gays came out of the closet, and as the public at large was made more and more aware of their existence, it became clear that a disproportionate number of them were in the high rungs of society, be it in politics, arts, sport or academia. In wanting to avoid being persecuted and in their need to prove they were as good or better than any hetero, they did their utmost to overachieve in their chosen field, and many reached their goal.

One can only be glad that the LGBTQ group is today slowly taking its rightful place in society. As they integrate society openly, on an equal footing, they won’t feel the need to shock heterosexuals in order to have them face reality and will behave responsibly just like everybody else. Why shouldn’t they be allowed to marry, adopt children and live next door? If we base ourselves on the hetero divorce rates and the damage done to their offspring, it would be difficult for the LGBTQ to do worse.

 

 

4-GREED AND SEXUALITY

When hominids became intelligent, their natural disposition towards envy, greed, and lust took on a new dimension. Natural selection being thrashed, they started physically overpowering the females, for it didn’t take them long to figure out that the most accessible and mind-boggling pleasures were those relating to fornication. Up till then, the right to pass on genes had been reserved to the alpha who had to constantly fight the other males for that privilege. However, the alpha never paid much attention to the female unless she was in heat at which time he was made aware of her by the characteristic odor she exuded. This, however, was no longer the case, and it left the door wide open for the now intelligent lower order males.

In a blink of an eye, many lower order males became aspiring alphas, for they had the wherewithal to outwit the traditional alpha in their effort to get a female and experience the intense pleasures of copulation. Realizing that they didn’t have to wait for the entrancing odors given off by the female in heat in order to satisfy their urge, hominids became very focused on ‘diddling’, and it caused a lot of violence and cruelty within the group. Males were ready to move heaven and earth in order to experience the wondrous sensations fornication procured them. They fought, cheated, lied, and were even disposed to maim and kill in order to satisfy the urges that the female triggered in them.

Unfortunately for the females, using his intelligence instead of his nose in order to find a partner meant the male was inclined to discriminate. Up till then, all the females had had the services of the best male available, the alpha, but now, the lower ranking males found ways to party as well, and that changed the order of things. Not only did the males start forcing themselves upon the females, but they became selective. They figured out that if they wanted to increase their chances at having many healthy offspring, it was not only better to seek out a young female with generous hips, but if a female had big breasts, a well-proportioned body, and harmonious facial features, she was more apt to be nurturing, healthy, and resourceful.

In the millennia that followed, frantic sexual activity among lower-ranking partners made the breeding stock deteriorate, while the rate of sexually transmitted diseases increased, and fewer children survived. Fortunately, the law of natural selection intervened one last time by transforming the oestrous cycle of females into a menstrual cycle in order to favor reproduction. Over the millennia that followed, females became reproductive all year round and were receptive to males more often. More pregnancies resulted. A uterus with thicker walls better protected the embryos, and more fetuses came to term. At the end of each menstrual cycle, the flow of blood freed the female genitals of harmful bodies, increased vaginal secretions made the vagina a hostile place for bacteria, and the rate of sexually transmitted diseases dropped. However, this hostility also applied to the spermatozoa, and since only the strongest of the latter made it to the ovum in order to fertilize it, it tended to enhance the quality of the genetic pool. And since the female received several males, paternity was confused, and males wanting to have a reproductive female with whom to have his own offspring dared not kill the babies of that nursing female, for he didn’t know if the offspring were his own. Thus, our species survived in spite of the fact that we became intelligent.

But there was another problem. Because every Tom, Dick, and Harry were now fornicating with every Sue, Jane, and Mary and the quality of the breeding stock was dropping, there were fewer Adonis and Venus lookalikes and more individuals with inadequacies and shortcomings. And since hominids were now intelligent, they weren’t only conscious of where they stood on the social ladder, but they also knew if they’d been short-changed genetically. Feeling the need to compensate for their shortcomings, they took the easiest path. Lying, cheating, posturing, and bringing others down to their level as a way of making themselves feel adequate was the order of the day. They found it harder and harder to admit to being wrong or ignorant, and they were even prepared to commit cruel and dastardly deeds to prove they were as good as anybody else. Hominids became unnatural and fragile animals, and it engendered a lot of ugliness in them.

Though denaturalized, hominids were truly ingenious monkeys, and they knew that they couldn’t afford to alienate the group members. They were dependent on the group, and they knew it was in their best interest to have the others think highly of them. They were torn between their uncontrollable urge to satisfy their desires and their need to be liked. Regardless, they were becoming hard to handle, and physical force alone could no longer keep them in line and maintain cohesion within the group. Many individuals were aware of the advantages that altruism and cooperation procured, but there were too many who didn’t.

As it became obvious that hominids’ disposition with regards to greed and lust was making cohesion within the group impossible, the elders had to find ways to make everyday life bearable. Through stories and myths, they promoted the notion of omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient beings who could inflict the worse punishments on those who didn’t behave as expected. At night, hominids were constantly reminded of these threats as they sat around the communal fire listening to the tall tales. They saw the evil red eyes piercing through the thick surrounding blanket of darkness, and as they listened to the howls of monsters that prowled the night, they trembled. The precursor of the bad mean god who could condemn one to the consuming fires of hell for eternity was being created.